Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Ally Answers...What hair product to use for men's style

There are so many products out there for styling my hair, it gets confusing.  What's the difference between cream, clay pomade, wax, etc.?  How do I know what to use? Kevin D, Flagstaff, AZ

Ally:  It all depends on what you want to do with your hair.  By asking yourself a few questions, we can find the right product for you.  Don't worry.  The questions are easy!

  • Do you want to restyle hair later?
    • No...Use a Gel.  It is weightless, non-flaking and good control for all hair types.
    • Yes...go to next question.
  • Do you want shiny hair?
    • No...Use a Paste.  It creates control, definition and separation.  It works well on modern styles and softens coarser textures.
      • More control needed than a paste?  Use Wax for medium hold.  It is lighter and water based.  Use a Fiber for strong hold.  It's dense and provides max hold.  Best used on short hair with some natural texture. 
    • Yes...go to next question.
  • Is your style short, with a natural part, vintage cool or bedhead chic?
    • Shorter styles with natural partings and pompadours need a Pomade.  It's water based and feels a bit like grease.
    • Vintage cool styles, those with medium to high-density hair need a Cream.  It softens coarse textures.
    • Bedhead chic needs a Clay.  It is dense, pliable and creates weight and softness with high hold and can be reworked throughout the day.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for clarifying! My hubby definitely needs a Cream.


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